Western Digital has announced the launch of new products from its SanDisk and SanDisk Professional brands within the framework of the IBC 2023 event. The company thus expands its ecosystem of professional digital content storage solutions for the broadcasting industry, media and entertainment.
The innovations from the storage giant include two external solutions based on hard drives and a high-performance memory card, which offer the level of quality and security of professionals in the sector for production-level video workflows, while continuing to side the performance and premium design.
SanDisk Professional G-DRIVE PROJECT
This external drive It is especially focused on creators and allows you to transfer, edit and archive large volumes of content in a quick and easy workflow. It mounts Ultrastar series enterprise-class hard drives with 7200 RPM and a read/write speed of 260 MB/s.
For connection, use an interface Thunderbolt 3 high performance and scalability, and supporting daisy-chaining of up to five devices to create various digital content creation workflows. It is also compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 2.
WD offers different versions depending on storage capacity, 6, 8, 12, 18 and 22 Tbytes. It is now available on the manufacturer’s website and in the specialized channel for a price that starts at 421 euros.
SanDisk Professional G-RAID MIRROR
It is another external storage solution focused on making fast and reliable backups, as well as for project workflows. It is set up by default to run in RAID 1 in what is known as “mirroring”, where valuable content is automatically duplicated to the second drive for data redundancy and to prevent any data loss. Additionally, it can be easily switched to JBOD or RAID 0 by flipping a switch, without needing to download an app or install software.
Mounts Ultrastar series 7200 RPM enterprise-class hard drives for a maximum capacity of 44 Tbytes. Use the Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gb/s) interface for faster transfers, image editing, workload management, and daisy-chaining up to five additional devices. WD will market this version in capacities from 12 to 44 Tbytes. It can now be reserved from 746 euros.
SanDisk PRO-CINEMA CFexpress type B
SanDisk Professional already has in its catalog some of the best memory card and reader solutions for the professional market and now announces another high-performance one, dedicated especially to professional video makers thanks to the possibility of recording video in 8K resolution and work without dropping frames.
Their minimum sustained writing speeds are very high and reach 1400 MBytes per second. It is compatible with PRO-READER and PRO-DOCK 4 readers, for scalable and simultaneous downloads that help maximize productivity. The card will be available next fall in the WD online store or in the retail channel in storage capacities of 320 or 640 Gbytes from 462 euros.